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Helen Wong

Managing Partner, AC Ventures

“Problem-solving involves constant refinement.”
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Background

Helen Wong has been leaving her mark on the venture capital industry since 2000. Her achievements have not gone unnoticed, with Forbes recognizing her among China’s Top 25 Female VCs and a standout within their Top 100 Investors. She was also ranked as Forbes Asia’s Top 50 over 50 in ‘24.

With a career spanning two decades, Helen brings a wealth of expertise and an extraordinary knack for identifying both robust teams and high-potential sectors across China and emerging markets. Her prior experience includes working with internationally acclaimed firms like GGV Capital and Qiming Ventures.

Her professional journey began in Silicon Valley before she transitioned to China, and most recently, broadened her influence to Southeast Asia. Helen has effectively steered investments in Indonesian tech unicorn Akulaku, while leading investments in renowned Chinese internet companies, such as Tudou/Youku (acquired by Alibaba), Mobike (acquired by Meituan), and QuantaSing (Ticker: QSG). Other exits include Lagou (acquired by 51jobs) and LuoJiSiwei (secondary sale). She has invested in 4 unicorns to date.

Her seasoned perspective encompasses multiple investment cycles and companies’ growth trajectories, weathering both highs and lows. During challenging periods, her counsel in strategy, fundraising, and HR matters has been invaluable. Additionally, her experience extends to guiding companies through IPOs and M&A activities, as her track record includes 7 IPOs and 3 M&As.

Helen holds a BA in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from the prestigious University of Oxford, an MBA from INSEAD, and also shares the distinguished title of a Kauffman Fellow. She is also the co-chair of the North Asia Sub Committee of the Singapore Venture Capital Association. Her background truly reflects her commitment to nurturing innovation and fostering growth within the venture capital landscape.

On The Lookout For

I seek those exceptional few who embody the true spirit of entrepreneurship. These are the dreamers who conceive ideas that challenge the conventional, and the doers who transform these visions into realities. Their ability to act, coupled with resilience, bridges the gap between innovation and actualization.

But what truly defines a great entrepreneur is the ability to think ahead. Dreaming and acting are vital, but it’s the foresight and strategic planning that differentiates the successful. This capacity to anticipate, strategize, and adapt is what navigates a venture toward its success.

I am relentlessly looking for these visionaries and performers who possess the foresight to steer the future. They are the entrepreneurial elite, the drivers of progress, the ones I aspire to find and foster.

Background

Helen Wong has been leaving her mark on the venture capital industry since 2000. Her achievements have not gone unnoticed, with Forbes recognizing her among China’s Top 25 Female VCs and a standout within their Top 100 Investors. She was also ranked as Forbes Asia’s Top 50 over 50 in ‘24.

With a career spanning two decades, Helen brings a wealth of expertise and an extraordinary knack for identifying both robust teams and high-potential sectors across China and emerging markets. Her prior experience includes working with internationally acclaimed firms like GGV Capital and Qiming Ventures.

Her professional journey began in Silicon Valley before she transitioned to China, and most recently, broadened her influence to Southeast Asia. Helen has effectively steered investments in Indonesian tech unicorn Akulaku, while leading investments in renowned Chinese internet companies, such as Tudou/Youku (acquired by Alibaba), Mobike (acquired by Meituan), and QuantaSing (Ticker: QSG). Other exits include Lagou (acquired by 51jobs) and LuoJiSiwei (secondary sale). She has invested in 4 unicorns to date.

Her seasoned perspective encompasses multiple investment cycles and companies’ growth trajectories, weathering both highs and lows. During challenging periods, her counsel in strategy, fundraising, and HR matters has been invaluable. Additionally, her experience extends to guiding companies through IPOs and M&A activities, as her track record includes 7 IPOs and 3 M&As.

Helen holds a BA in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from the prestigious University of Oxford, an MBA from INSEAD, and also shares the distinguished title of a Kauffman Fellow. She is also the co-chair of the North Asia Sub Committee of the Singapore Venture Capital Association. Her background truly reflects her commitment to nurturing innovation and fostering growth within the venture capital landscape.

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